This paper is a progression from MSME701. This is an on-campus, hands-on course, designed to teach postgraduate medical students specific practical clinical skills in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, including the assessment of efficacy according to the current evidence-based principles.
In this paper the principles of musculoskeletal diagnosis are used to provide the basis for therapeutic intervention. Injection techniques and manual therapy to treat musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction are examined in detail. Pharmaceutical and interventional practices are also discussed.
|Paper title||Clinical Therapeutics|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,499.00|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,745.00|
- MSMX 701 or MSME 701
- MSMX 709
- Limited to
- PGCertMSM, PGDipMSM, MHealSc, PGDipHealSc
- MSME 709 is restricted to registered medical practitioners.
- Teaching staff
- Dr Jim Borowczyk
- Paper Structure
- This paper centres around a seven-day practical course focusing on developing expertise in techniques used to treat musculoskeletal problems. Students will have opportunities to practise clinical skills, and the course is concluded with an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE). There is also an essay requirement for this paper.
- Teaching Arrangements
- This paper includes a compulsory 7-day practical, on-campus course held in Christchurch, New Zealand, normally in August each year (likely next to be held 25-31 August 2018).
- No textbooks are required for this paper. However, we recommend the following useful
- H Frisch, T C Telger (Translated by), Systematic Musculoskeletal Examination including Manual Medicine Diagnostic Techniques. Available from Fishpond.
- Course outline
- The seven-day programme covers hands-on practical skills in manual medicine and injection procedures for managing common musculoskeletal disorders.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will have developed skills in
- Safe and accurate diagnostic techniques
- Formulating appropriate clinical intervention strategies
- Applying effective manual intervention strategies
- Correctly using injection techniques for a wide range of musculoskeletal problems
- Applying the knowledge relevant to referring people with pain to other agencies for further appropriate intervention
- More information link
- View more information on the Musculoskeletal and Pain Management Programmes website
Departmental / Programmes Manager
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
Tel 64 3 364 1086